Former Steelers CB Terry Hawthorne Signed By Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Last year at this same time, cornerback Terry Hawthorne, the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, was sidelined for OTA practices after having bone chips removed from one of his knees.

Hawthorne, who was eventually waived before the start of the 2013 season, signed Saturday with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.

Following Hawthorne being waived by the Steelers, he struggled to find another team willing to give him a workout. The New England Patriots kicked his tires last September, but that is as far as it went as they didn’t even feel like he was worthy of signing to the practice squad.

Hawthorne registered six interceptions in the 44 games that he played at Illinois.

  • cencalsteeler

    Well, I guess we can let David Blaine off the hook now.

  • Kurt Williams

    Hindsight is 20/20, but one can’t help but think what a wasted draft pick that was.

  • Jason Brant

    It’s crazy how far he has fallen. At one point, people were calling him a first-round pick.

  • zbluez1

    knee injuries do that to a whole lot of people